Resume

Writer/Producer Profile

Versatile professional with over ten years of writing for multimedia and social media platforms. Expertise in creating lasting and effective media campaigns. Produced and directed radio programming and respective podcasts. Able to synthesize intricate material into dynamic editorial and promotional content. Proficient editor and proofer. Resourceful working independently as well as with diverse groups and interactive teams.

Technical Skills

  • Multimedia/broadcasting – radio, script writing, photography, editing, voice over, podcasting, software (Sound Forge, Final Cut, Audacity).
  • Social Media – Twitter, Tweetdeck, bit.ly, Facebook, Reddit, Stumbleupon, Google+, WordPress, Delicious, Youtube, podcasting, SEO.
  • Web-Oriented Programming – Flash, HTML, XML, JavaScript, Word Press, Widgets
  • Windows and Macintosh environments

Freelance Experience

Writer, April 2015 – Current

MonkeysFightingRobots.com – Tampa, FL

  • Researched content for stories surrounding pop culture and science fiction.
  • Posted weekly content complemented with multimedia and links
  • Promoted content with social media using bit.ly, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Reddit.

Sports Insider, July 2014 – June 2015

Sports Talk Florida – Tampa, FL

  • Researched content for stories surrounding the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Posted weekly content complemented with multimedia and links
  • Promoted content with social media using bit.ly, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Reddit.

Freelance Writer, April 2014 – Current

Lifestyles After 50 Magazine – Seffner, FL

  • Collected details for stories, conducted interviews.
  • Maintained email and phone correspondence with contacts.

Contributor, September 2011 – August 2012

Footballnation.com

  • Used WordPress to input content and add Web-oriented material.
  • Utilized Web resources for research and thorough analysis of content.
  • Promoted content through networking sites and social events.

Writer, December 2008 – July 2009

The Focus Magazine – Tampa, FL

  • Collected details for stories, conducted taped interviews.
  • Gathered information about events through research, interviews, and attendance of political, social, news and art functions.
  • Revised work in order to meet editorial approval and met space requirements.

Full-Time/Voluntary Positions

Reader, February 2015 – Current

Measurement Incorporated – Tampa, FL

  • Evaluated student writing for standardized tests.
  • Reviewed testing criteria using a rubric for standardized tests.
  • Proofread for accuracy.

Staff Writer, August 2012 – October 2013

Sun Coast Media Group – Englewood, FL

  • Collected details for stories, conducted interviews in Sarasota and Charlotte counties
  • Shot photos on scene for breaking news and events.
  • Edited and uploaded editorial content to content management system.
  • Localized national/state stories to get input from regional experts.
  • Covered local businesses, people and events

Online Editor/Contributing Writer, January 2010 – March 2012

Crow’s Nest – St. Petersburg, FL

  • Used WordPress to input content and multimedia-related material.
  • Utilized Web resources and regional subjects for research and thorough analysis of content.
  • Took photographs of subjects for breaking news and events.

Internships

Intern, January 2012 – June 2012

Rokosz Media Studios – St. Petersburg, FL

  • Edited content for video production using Final Cut.
  • Sorted multimedia content for optimal use.

Intern, May 2011 – July 2011

Sun Coast Media Group – Port Charlotte, FL

  • Collected details for stories, conducted taped interviews.
  • Edited and uploaded editorial content to content management system.
  • Assisted with layout for editorial page.

Education

Master of Arts – Journalism and Media Studies, May 2012

University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL

Web Development Certification, May 2007

St. Petersburg College, Clearwater, FL

Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications – Journalism (Magazine Sequence), December 2004

University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

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